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1 1 Connecting Students with the Global Community: The ADP New York Times Program Sally Kuhlenschmidt, WKU Trisha Boyer, NY Times Nancy Givens, WKU

2 2 Introduction Why? Engage students civically –Active learning –Case-based learning –Critical thinking –Cooperative learning Acquire resources for your campus How?  The New York Times Readership Program

3 3 The New York Times Readership Program Newspapers for students at a significantly reduced rate. - used for educational purposes. Institution can customize the program - For 25 to 10,000 students - Target the entire student population or any segment. Newspaper locations may vary: - Faculty or student pickup from central point, - Display racks in residence or academic halls - Home delivery or - The electronic edition Participating institutions have access to The New York Times complimentary resources.

4 4 WKU Example One of largest programs. Fall 2005: –47 faculty receive for their classes 23 departments e.g., Nursing, English, Agriculture, History, P.E., Management –3,282 papers delivered weekly on campus –(75 copies to local high school- free)

5 5 Uses/Accountability Faculty request w/ Activity Plan Faculty report their uses: –Critical Analysis –Connection to Real World (Cases) –Supplemental Text –Application Course Principles –Group Work newspaper.html

6 6 Complimentary Resources TimesSelect (available Spring 2006) –Access to Op-Ed, Business, Metro and Sports columnists Access to The New York Times speakers bureau –WKU: Ozier Mohammed, Photojournalist in Iraq –WKU: Master Teacher, Texas A&M Faculty, student and campus newspaper development workshops Support for campus contests –WKU: Why Students Should/Shouldn’t Vote –WKU: 2 Day Video Contest

7 7 Complimentary Resources Discipline-specific teaching guides –Monograph Sponsorship of regional and local events –WKU: Items for academic conferences Connections to local and other national newspapers –WKU: Bought ads in student paper Complimentary newspapers provided to partner high schools –WKU: 75 copies to local high school, free to them The New York Times College website:

8 8 American Democracy Project Over 200 campuses –The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). –The New York Times partner Seeks intellectual & experiential understanding of civic engagement for undergraduates Goal: produce graduates –who understand civic engagement and –are committed to engaging in meaningful actions as citizens of a democracy.

9 9 Source: Current Population Survey (CPS), November Supplement, calculated using CIRCLE method. Presidential Years turnout 18 – 24 turnout 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Why the need? Students are not voting.

10 10 ADP Teaching Tools The New York Times Readership Program Service Learning Educational Programs –First Year Experience –Voting Awareness –Student Affairs collaborations –Constitution Week –And others

11 11 Role of Teaching Center Coordinates –American Democracy Project Funds for student activities & faculty support Interest in Service Learning –The New York Times Readership Program Resources to give to faculty Encourage Active Learning discussions around the newspapers & civic engagement

12 12 For Further Information Teaching Resources Sally Kuhlenschmidt Western Kentucky University Director FaCET edu Program Set Up Trisha Boyer The New York Times Education Manager


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